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a. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
b. Something that encircles like a belt.
c. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
2. A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark.
3. The edge of a cut gem held by the setting.
4. Anatomy The pelvic or pectoral girdle.
tr.v. gir·dled, gir·dling, gir·dles
1. To encircle with a belt.
2. To form a circle around: a ring of hills that girdled the city.
3. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's elastic corset covering the waist to the thigh
2. anything that surrounds or encircles
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a belt or sash
4. (Jewellery) jewellery the outer edge of a gem
6. (Forestry) the mark left on a tree trunk after the removal of a ring of bark
7. to put a girdle on or around
8. to surround or encircle
9. (Forestry) to remove a ring of bark from (a tree or branch), thus causing it to die
[Old English gyrdel, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse gyrthill, Old Frisian gerdel, Old High German gurtila; see gird1]
(Cookery) dialect Scot and Northern English another word for griddle
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. an undergarment, worn esp. by women, often boned or of elastic, for supporting and giving a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks.
2. a belt, cord, sash, or the like, worn about the waist.
3. anything that encircles, confines, or limits.
4. the narrow edge or band between the upper and lower or front and back sections of a faceted gemstone.
5. either of two bony encircling frameworks connecting the vertebrate limbs to the axial skeleton.
6. a ring made around a tree trunk, branch, etc., by removing a band of bark.v.t.
7. to encircle with a belt; gird.
8. to encompass; enclose; encircle.
9. to move around (something or someone) in a circle.
10. to cut away the bark and cambium in a ring around (a tree, branch, etc.).
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English gyrdel, derivative of girdan to gird1]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Girdlesomething that encircles or confines. See also chain, circle.
Examples: girdle of din [noises], 1879; of eminences, 1875; of forest, 1836; of perfection, 1879; of snow, 1860.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: girdled
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|Noun||1.||girdle - an encircling or ringlike structure|
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
pectoral girdle - a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached
|2.||girdle - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers|
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
cummerbund - a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo
|3.||girdle - a woman's close-fitting foundation garment|
foundation garment, foundation - a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
panty girdle - a woman's undergarment that combines a girdle and panties
|Verb||1.||girdle - cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"|
incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting
|2.||girdle - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"|
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
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حِزام، زُنّارمِشَد المَرأه
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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(= belt, also fig) → Gürtel m
(= corset) → Hüftgürtel or -halter m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
1. a belt or cord worn round the waist. She wore a girdle round her tunic. gordel حِزام، زُنّار колан cinto pás, opasek der Gürtel bælte; snor ζώνηcinto vöö کمربند زنانه؛ شال کمر lannevyö ceintureחגורה पेटी pojas öv ikat pinggang mittisól, belti cintura 帯 벨트, 장식띠 juosta, diržas josta bengkung gordelbelte, gjordpasek ملاوستونى، ملا تړونى،كمربند cinto centură пояс pás pas pojas gördel, bälte, skärp สายคาด kemer, kuşak 腰帶 ремінець کمر پیٹی thắt lưng 腰带
2. an undergarment worn by women in order to appear thinner. rekgordel مِشَد المَرأه корсет cinta korzet das Mieder hofteholder κορσές faja korsett گن لاغری lantioliivi gaineמחוך कमर बंद halter csípőszorító, fűző korset busto; guaina ガードル（女性用ゴム入りコルセット） (여성용의) 거들 코르셋 korsetas korsete bengkung korsethofteholderopaska ملا تړونكى،د جامو لاندى اغوستل كيږى пояс-корсет korzet steznik steznik höfthållare ผ้ารัดเอว korse 束腹內衣 корсет زنانہ زیر جامہ áo nịt ngực (của phụ nữ) 束腹内衣
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
n. faja, cinturón;
pelvic ___ → cinturón pélvico;
scapular or shoulder ___ → cinturón torácico, cinturaescapular.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
girdlen cintura; pelvic — cintura pélvica; shoulder — cintura escapular
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.